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Explore a comprehensive and illuminating introductory text to the science of solid materials from a leading voice in the field The newly revised Third Edition of Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials delivers a complete yet concise treatment of the basic properties and chemical and physical behaviors of solid materials. Following a completely revised opening set of chapters in which the basic properties of solids--including atomic structure, chemical bonding, crystallography, and phase relationships--are discussed, the book goes on to describe new developments in the areas of batteries and fuel cells, perovskite solar cells, lighting and displays, nanoparticles, whiskers, and sheets. The distinguished author has also added sections about organic framework structures, superionic conductors, mechanochemistry, bi-layer graphene, hologram formation and recording, and the optics of nanoparticle arrays and thermochromic materials. Each chapter includes a Further Reading section to help students accumulate additional knowledge on the topic within and new problems have been added throughout the book. Readers will also enjoy the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the states of aggregation, including atoms and bonding, microstructures and phase relationships, and crystal structures and defects A comprehensive overview of different categories of solids, including metals, crystalline silicates, inorganic ceramics, and silicate glasses An exploration of reactions and transformations, including diffusion and ionic conductivity, phase transformations, and phase reactions A treatment of oxidation and reduction, including galvanic cells and chemical analysis Perfect for undergraduate students in sciences, engineering, and technology, Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone seeking a thoroughly up to date, one-stop reference to the science of solid materials.
Classic exposition- most complete English version-ideal for general readers and undergraduates. Balanced coverage of physical, organic chemistry. Explores origins of chemistry, alchemy, applied chemistry, theory of valency, electrochemical theory, laws and structure of atomic theory, more. Examines work of Lavoisier, Davy, Berzelius, others.
Known for helping students develop the qualitative, conceptual foundation that gets them thinking like chemists, this market-leading text is designed for students with solid mathematical preparation and prior exposure to chemistry. The unique organization of the text supports this qualitative-to-quantitative approach. A strong emphasis on models and everyday applications of chemistry combines with a thoughtful, step-by-step problem solving approach to build conceptual understanding.
Need help with organic chemistry? Get extra practice with this workbook If you're looking for a little extra help with organic chemistry than your Organic Chemistry I class offers, Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies is exactly what you need! It lets you take the theories you're learning (and maybe struggling with) in class and practice them in the same format you'll find on class exams and other licensing exams, like the MCAT. It offers tips and tricks to memorize difficult concepts and shortcuts to solving problems. This reference guide and practice book explains the concepts of organic chemistry (such as functional groups, resonance, alkanes, and stereochemistry) in a concise, easy-to-understand format that helps you refine your skills. It also includes real practice with hundreds of exam questions to test your knowledge. Walk through the answers and clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with each problem Get practical advice on acing your exams Use organic chemistry in practical applications Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies provides you with opportunities to review the material and practice solving problems based on the topics covered in a typical Organic Chemistry I course. With the help of this practical reference, you can face down your exam and pass on to Organic Chemistry II with confidence!
Reflects the unique problem-solving approach of the book. Includes alternate problem solving strategies, supplemental explanations, summaries of chapter sections, 400 worked examples, 800 self-practice tests, and answers to the exercises and self-tests--all designed to help students master the text material.
A guide to the fascinating application of CO2 as a building block in organic synthesis This important book explores modern organic synthesis' use of the cheap, non-toxic and abundant chemical CO2 as an attractive C1 building block. With contributions from an international panel of experts, CO2 as Building Block in Organic Synthesis offers a review of the most important reactions which use CO2 as a building block in organic synthesis. The contributors examine a wide-range of CO2 reactions including methylation reactions, CH bond functionalization, carboxylation, cyclic carbonate synthesis, multicomponent reactions, and many more. The book reviews the most recent developments in the field and also: Presents the most important reactions like CH-bond functionalization, carboxylation, carbonate synthesis and many more Contains contributions from an international panel of experts Offers a comprehensive resource for academics and professionals in the field Written for organic chemists, chemists working with or on organometallics, catalytic chemists, pharmaceutical chemists, and chemists in industry, CO2 as Building Block in Organic Synthesis contains an analysis of the most important reactions which use CO2 as an effective building block in organic synthesis.
Symmetry arguments are a powerful tool in teaching such concepts as hybridization, group and molecular orbitals, selection rules in absorption spectroscopy, crystal structure, and other subjects. This book, devoted exclusively to symmetry in chemistry and developed in an essentially nonmathematical way, is a must for students and researchers. Its topics include symmetry elements and operations, multiple symmetry operations, multiplication tables and point groups, group theory applications, and crystal symmetry. Three appendices provide complete character tables, tables of the number of normal vibrations in various symmetry species, and tables showing the direct sums of exited states and combination states of degenerate vibrations. 1977 edition.
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: 2018, First Exam: 2019 Two books in one! Combining a revision guide and a full set of practice test papers, this fantastic resource is all you need to revise for the new 2020 exam. The revision guide * Covers all of the topics in the new CfE Higher Chemistry curriculum, broken down into manageable chunks for easy revision * Clearly explains key concepts, research evidence and real-life applications * Contains Quick Tests to let students check their knowledge and understanding as they go along The practice test papers * Are in the format and the style of the SQA exam, giving students an opportunity to practice taking the new 2020 Higher Chemistry exam Marking instructions and sample answers are provided online, so students can check their progress.
Improve your grade by focusing on the lessons learnt from previous exams. This write-in workbook targets the tricky topics in A-level Chemistry with insights from the examiners' reports, model answers and practice questions to secure understanding and improve exam performance. - Target revision focusing on the topics and skills students have struggled with in previous exams. - Improve awareness of what the examiners are looking for and what's required to achieve each grade with model answers, commentary and full mark schemes. - Get exam ready with exam-style questions and tips on how to improve answers and boost grades. - Refresh and reinforce understanding of key concepts with short, clear summaries that help to eliminate common misconceptions. - Raise marks in the extended response, practical-based and maths questions with scaffolding that guides you through each area.
This new Revision Workbook provides a comprehensive collection of examination-style questions covering each topic from the WJEC Chemistry for AS Level specification // Ideal for examination preparation, exam question practice and for improving examination technique // Enables students to build on their knowledge of key areas of study and develop their confidence in the subject // Helps students understand what is required in an exam and develop the skills needed to be effective in an exam situation // Includes advice on how students can refine their exam technique and improve their grade potential // The helpful write-in format, together with the answers, enables students to check their progress as they work through the course
Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: OCR Level: A Level Subject: Chemistry First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Written by the University of York project team for Salters Advanced Chemistry, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. It develops true subject knowledge while also developing essential exam skills. The fourth edition combines the Chemical Storyline and Chemical Ideas into a single, integrated volume for the first time, providing ideal support for the new specification.
This book presents the historical development of Cyclodextrins by scientists who have made outstanding contribution to the field. Cyclodextrins are safe, cage-like molecules that have found major applications in many industrial sectors such as medicine, food, agriculture, environment and chemistry.
The first part briefly describes different methods used in computational chemistry without going into exhaustive details of theory. Basic assumptions common to the majority of computational methods based on either quantum or statistical mechanics are outlined. Particular attention is paid to the limits of their applicability. The second part consists of a series of sections exemplifying the various, most important applications of computational chemistry. Molecular structures, modeling of various properties of molecules and chemical reactions are discussed. Both ground and excited state properties are covered in the gas phase as well as in solutions. Solid state materials and nanomaterials are described in part three. Amongst the topics covered are clusters, periodic structures, and nano-systems. Special emphasis is placed on the environmental effects of nanostructures. Part four is devoted to an important class of materials - biomolecules. It focuses on interesting models for biological systems that are studied by computational chemists. RNA, DNA, and proteins are discussed in detail. Examples are given for calculations of their properties and interactions. The role of solvents in biologically significant reactions is revealed, as well as the relationship between molecular structure and function of various classes of biomolecules. Part five features new bonus material devoted to Chemoinformatics. This area is vital for many applications of computational methods. The section includes a discussion of basic ideas such as molecular structure, molecular descriptors and chemical similarity. Additionally, QSAR techniques and screening methods are covered. Also, available open source chemoinformatics software is presented and discussed.
Learn more about the impact of global warming and climate change on human health and disease The Second Edition of Global Climate Change and Human Health delivers an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the rapidly accelerating and increasingly ubiquitous effects of climate change and global warming on human health and disease. The distinguished and accomplished authors discuss the health impacts of the economic, climatological, and geopolitical effects of global warming. You'll learn about: The effect of extreme weather events on public health and the effects of changing meteorological conditions on human health How changes in hydrology impact the spread of waterborne disease and noninfectious waterborne threats Adaptation to, and the mitigation and governance of, climate change, including international perspectives on climate change adaptation Perfect for students of public health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, Global Climate Change and Human Health, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the intersection of climate and human health and disease.
'A delightful and engaging treasure trove of a book that brings the chemical elements to life and gives them personalities of their own. A wonderful read for young and old alike to get you inspired by chemistry.' Jim Al-Khalili 'The perfect book to escape our human-sized existence and take a tour of the atomic world instead.' Helen Arney, science comedian and broadcaster When we think of the periodic table we picture orderly rows of elements that conform to type and never break the rules. In this book Kathryn Harkup reveals that there are personalities, passions, quirks and historical oddities behind those ordered rows, and shows us that the periodic table is a sprawling family tree with its own black sheep, wayward cousins and odd uncles. The elements in the periodic table, like us, are an extended family - some old, some newborn, some shy and reticent, some exuberant or unreliable. Dr Harkup tells the weird and wonderful stories of just fifty two members of this family - remarkable tales of discovery, inspiration and revolution, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Some elements are relatively anonymous; others, already familiar, are seen in a new light; and old friends have surprising secrets to share. From our green-fingered friend magnesium to the devil incarnate polonium, this eclectic collection of engaging and informative stories will change the way you see the periodic table for ever.
Welfare states face profound challenges. Widening economic and social inequalities have been intensified by austerity politics, sharpened by the rise in ethno-nationalism and exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, recent decades have seen a resurgence of social justice activism at both the local and the transnational level. Yet the transformative power of feminist, anti-racist and postcolonial/decolonial thinking has become relatively marginal to core social policy theory, while other critical approaches - around disability, sexuality, migration, age and the environment - have found recognition only selectively. This book provides a much needed new analysis of this complex landscape, drawing together critical approaches in social policy with intersectionality and political economy. Fiona Williams contextualizes contemporary social policies not only in the global crisis of finance capitalism but also in the interconnected global crises of care, ecology and racialized borders. These shape and are shaped at national scale by the intersecting dynamics of family, nation, work and nature. Through critical assessment of these realities, the book probes the ethical, prefigurative and transformative possibilities for a future welfare commons. This significant intervention will animate social policy thinking, teaching and research. It will be essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the complexities of social policy for the years ahead.
Exam board: SQA Level: Advanced Higher Subject: Chemistry First teaching: August 2019 First exam: Summer 2021 Trust Scotland's most popular revision guides to deliver the results you want. The How to Pass series is chosen by students, parents and teachers again and again. This is the only study book that addresses the skills for Advanced Higher Chemistry, as well as the knowledge. > Recap and remember course content. Concise summaries and diagrams cover the important points for each Key Area in the latest SQA specification. > Test your skills and knowledge. Regular 'check-up' questions throughout the text help you to see if a topic is secure before you move on. This style of active revision is much more effective than simply reading. > Practise exam-style questions. Formal questions with mark allocations are provided at the end of each Key Area, reflecting the types of questions you will face in the exam. > Get expert tips for exam success. Hints on how to achieve top marks and avoid mistakes are based on feedback in the SQA examiners' Course Reports, giving you insight into the marking process. > Teach yourself with confidence. Independent study has never been easier with clear explanations, definitions of technical terms and answers to all questions at the back of the book. > Plan and manage your revision. Checklists for each Key Area enable you to benchmark your progress against SQA's assessment standards and make sure you're on track to get the grades you need.
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 This CfE Higher Chemistry Grade Booster is the essential guide to exam skills. It includes detailed advice on how to approach and answer the different types of question you will find in the exam and has been written by an experienced teacher and exam expert. * Detailed advice on how to approach all the different types of question you will find in the exam will develop your skills and help you to avoid common pitfalls * Essential guide to structuring your responses shows you how to formulate and improve your answers * Worked examples of weak and strong answers let you see exactly where and how marks are gained and how to get the best result * A dedicated chapter on the Assignment ensures that you have a great foundation for your grade before you even enter the exam room
A practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide for understanding major chemistry concepts and terms Master the fundamentals of chemistry with this fast and easy guide. Chemistry is a fundamental science that touches all other sciences, including biology, physics, electronics, environmental studies, astronomy, and more. Thousands of students have successfully used the previous editions of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide to learn chemistry, either independently, as a refresher, or in parallel with a college chemistry course. This newly revised edition includes updates and additions to improve your success in learning chemistry. This book uses an interactive, self-teaching method including frequent questions and study problems, increasing both the speed of learning and retention. Monitor your progress with self-tests, and master chemistry quickly. This revised Third Edition provides a fresh, step-by-step approach to learning that requires no prerequisites, lets you work at your own pace, and reinforces what you learn, ensuring lifelong mastery. Master the science of basic chemistry with this innovative, self-paced study guide Teach yourself chemistry, refresh your knowledge in preparation for medical studies or other coursework, or enhance your college chemistry course Use self-study features including review questions and quizzes to ensure that you're really learning the material Prepare for a career in the sciences, medicine, or engineering with the core content in this user-friendly guide Authored by expert postsecondary educators, this unique book gently leads students to deeper levels and concepts with practice, critical thinking, problem solving, and self-assessment at every stage.
Bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry and two leading disciplines at the interface of chemistry and biology. Now there is an increasing number of both chemists and biochemists who are studying simple synthetic molecules as models of enzymes. Molecular recognition is an important concept on which these research efforts are based. Supramolecular chemistry based on noncovalent intermolecular forces has provided the most important innovations in organic, inorganic and biochemistry in the recent past. The award of the Nobel prize in chemistry for 1987 to D J Cram, J M Lehn and C J Pedersen reflects the importance of the topics mentioned above. This book is written to serve as a textbook which is a blend of the most important concepts of bioorganic, bioinorganic and supramolecular chemistry.
Colonial Trauma is a path-breaking account of the psychological and political effects of colonial domination. Following the work of Frantz Fanon in the 1950s, Lazali draws on historical materials as well as her own clinical experience as a practising psychoanalyst to shed new light on the ways in which the history of colonization leaves its traces on contemporary postcolonial selves. In her clinical practice, Lazali found that many of her patients experienced difficulties that can only be explained as the effects of 'colonial trauma' dating from the French colonization of Algeria and the postcolonial period. Many French feel weighed down by a colonial history that they are aware of but which they have not experienced directly. Many Algerians, on the other hand, are traumatized by the way that the French colonial state renamed the colonized Algerian and severed the links with community, history and genealogy. The French state regarded Algeria as a territory with neither history nor culture; people were renamed or un-named, so that family members became strangers and links with the past were broken. The systemic destruction of family and social connections contributed to feelings of loss, abandonment and injustice, feelings that were reinforced by the postcolonial state when it imposed new names on people and the land. Only by reconstructing this history and uncovering its hidden consequences can we understand the impact of colonization on the inner lives of individuals and give them the tools to come to terms with their past. By demonstrating the power of psychoanalysis to shed light on the subjective dimension of colonial domination, this book will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the long-term consequences of colonization and its aftermath.
Smith's Organic Chemistry continues to breathe new life into the organic chemistry world. This new sixth edition retains its popular delivery of organic chemistry content in a student-friendly format. Janice Smith draws on her extensive teaching background to deliver organic chemistry in a way in which students learn: with limited use of text paragraphs, and through concisely written bulleted lists and highly detailed, well-labeled "teaching" illustrations. The sixth edition features a modernized look with updated chemical structures throughout. Don't make your text decision without seeing Organic Chemistry, 6th edition by Janice Gorzynski Smith!
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